Vt. police identify skier killed at Sugarbush


WARREN (AP) - Vermont state police say the 19-year-old woman who died at Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren was a student at the University of Vermont.

Police say Kendra Bowers, from Newport, Rhode Island, was skiing with family and friends Saturday at the popular ski area when she lost control, went off the trail and hit a trail sign.

Annie Stevens - UVM vice provost for student affairs - said Bowers was a sophomore environmental sciences major. She was also an active member of the a cappella campus signing group known as "ZEST."

Police say Bowers was skiing with family members and friends when the crash happened Saturday at the intersection of the Lower Rim Run and Lower FIS trails on Mount Ellen at Sugarbush.

Police say emergency responders provided medical treatment until she was transported to Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. Police say she died upon arrival at the hospital.

"We extend our deepest condolences to Kendra's family," Stevens said. "Our sincere thoughts of care and sympathy are also extended to Kendra's friends and to the faculty and staff who were close to her."

Stevens sent an email to UVM students and staff Sunday.


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